Perfume pagoda has a long history in Vietnamese literature. This temple, its name, has been a theme of many songs, topic of poetry, used in literary works as well as backdrops for paintings. The uniqueness of Huong Son is that the mountains, river and forest appears like an oasis for buddhists in the middle of the great plains of northern Vietnam. This location truly incorporates all the elements of beauty that is often used in Eastern philosophy and arts.
07:40 – 08:30 Get pick up by our tour guide and bus then depart for Perfume Pagoda (60 km west of Hanoi). Have a break 20 minutes half way to relax and experience Vietnamese handicraft products such as lacquer wares, paintings, embroideries…
10:00 Upon arrival prepare your things and start a 40 minute boat ride along the river side to enjoy beautiful landscapes of streams and paddy fields.
11:00 Leave the boat and do hiking up to the unique pagoda inside the cave (Huong Tich Cave) on the mountain summit (2.5km in height). Reaching the cave, you will have a feeling of entering the holy land of Buddhism. Also experience the breath-taking views of the mountainous landscape.
12:30 Go back down and enjoy Vietnamese lunch in a local restaurant nearby.
14:20 Visit Thien Tru Pagoda (called celestial kitchen), viewing the beautiful religious architectures.
15:00 Board the boat back to Duc Dock and return Hanoi.
18:30 Arrive in Hanoi. Get dropped off at your morning places. Tour ends.
- Pick up and drop off at your hotel by air – conditioned bus.
- Experienced and enthusiastic driver.
- Professional English speaking guide.
- Vietnamese lunch, entrance fee and boat fee.
- Drinks, travel insurance, tax.
- Cable car (optional):
- 1 way: extra VND90,000/person
- 2 ways: extra VND180,000/person
- Tips and others not indicated in the tour
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